04 June 2020 – Advisory issued to ensure lift/escalator maintenance and industry sustainability

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: BCA, MOM, NTUC and its affiliated unions in the L&E industry, SNEF, Singapore Lift & Escalator Contractors & Manufacturers Association, and the Tripartite Cluster for Lift & Escalator Industry.

Overview: Directed towards all buyers and providers of lifts/escalators in a built up urban city (landlords, homes, mall and office block owners), with the advisory meant to reinforce the importance of resuming life/escalator maintenance and sustaining the lift maintenance companies, paying these workers on time and in full, despite the challenging economic climate.
Full details here: https://www.mom.gov.sg/covid-19/tripartite-advisory-on-ensuring-safe-operations-of-lifts-and-escalators

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: local business
Evidence/Justification: Whilst L&E maintenance is an essential service that is allowed to continue operating during a Circuit Breaker period, any unsustainable practices will compromise L&E service outcomes and business continuity of the service providers. Such an outcome would be detrimental to building owners, L&E maintenance firms, their maintenance personnel as well as the general public. This suggests that less than ideal business practices have been felt throughout the sector.